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Insecurity: Reps Ask NSA, Defence Minister To Resign


Insecurity: Reps Ask NSA, Defence Minister To Resign

Some members of the House of Representatives have asked the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. General Babagana Monguno, and the Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi, to immediately resign over the continuous killings in the country.

Naija News reports that Hon. Usman Bello Kumo (APC, Gombe) made the call during the deliberation of two motions on matters of urgent public importance during Wednesday’s plenary.

The motions were moved by Hon. Yusuf Gagdi (APC, Plateau) and Hon. John Dyegh (PDP, Benue) over the killing of people in various communities in their constituencies by suspected terrorists in the last four days.

Kumo stated that the two appointees should resign for failing to tackle the activities of terrorists in the North West and the North Central regions of the country.

He wondered why the President continued to retain the National Security Adviser despite his continued failure to change the security situation for the better.

The lawmaker, however, expressed their anger over insecurity in the country and called for drastic measures to end insecurity.

In his submission, Gagdi said the attacks were premeditated as there were early warnings of which security agencies were informed but nothing was done to forestall the attacks.

The lawmaker said houses and places of business have been destroyed or burnt down while over 3000 have been displaced from the affected communities.

He, therefore, asked the Green Chamber to hold those responsible for ensuring security accountable for their failure to secure the lives of Nigerians which was their constitutional responsibility.

Similarly, John Dyegh while presenting his motion disclosed that about 19 people were killed in two communities between Monday and Tuesday morning.

He added that the attacks are becoming frequent which may aggravate the already tense situation in Benue state.

In his remarks, the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase, condemned the widespread insecurity in the country and the constant attack in some parts of the North.

Wase, who presided over the plenary, lamented that the terrorists are still killing Nigerians despite clear intelligence and resolutions available to those in charge of Nigeria’s security.

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